Important Dates

Here are some important dates to keep in mind so you can manage your semester successfully. However, this is not a complete list, and for the most accurate and comprehensive list of important dates and holiday breaks, please view the Academic Calendars.

Note: Withdrawal deadlines are set at 80% of the way through each listed course. Withdraw dates are posted online in course information per section. Withdrawals are noted on the transcript with a W.

Aug 15-19, 2017
New Student Orientation Week begins
Aug 21, 2017 Fall Semester Classes Begin
 Aug 23, 2017  Online Wait-listing for Course Registration ends at Noon
Aug 25, 2017
Last day to add courses without instructor approval (Blue Cards required after
this date)
Aug 25, 2017
Last day to apply for Arranged Courses or Independent Studies
Aug 25, 2017
Last day to clear in-progress (IP) grades from Summer 2016 courses
Aug 25, 2017
Registration Cancellation/Drop for Non-Payment: Students must pay or have made arrangements to pay Fall 2017 tuition by end of business (4:30 p.m.)
Aug 25, 2017
Part-Time Job Fair
Sep 1, 2017
Financial Aid Disbursement
Sep 4, 2017
Labor Day Holiday (no classes/offices closed)
Sep 27, 2017
Fall Career Expo
Oct 4, 2017
Major and Career Exploration Fair
Oct 10, 2017
University Improvement Day – Non-Class Faculty Duty Day (classes meeting before 3:30 p.m. are cancelled. Labs and classes meeting once per week meet as scheduled/offices open)
Oct 13, 2017
Midterm
Oct 13. 2017
Last day to notify the Office of Graduate Studies of intent to take Spring
Semester Comprehensive Examinations
Oct 13. 2017
Last day to clear incompletes (I) from Spring 2017 & Summer 2017 courses
Oct 13. 2017
Last day to submit Application for Graduation for Fall 2017 and appear in the
printed commencement program – approved late applicants may still
participate in Commencement
Oct 20, 2017
MN Government and Nonprofit Career Fair
Oct 27, 2017
Last day for international students to apply for Spring 2018 admission
Oct 31, 2017
Last day to submit Class Registration Permit Forms (Blue Cards)
Nov 1, 2017
Advising Period for Spring Semester
Nov 7, 2017 *General election day
Nov 10, 2017
Veterans Day Holiday
Nov 13, 2017
General Registration for Spring 2018 begins
Nov 13, 2017
First day to apply for Spring 2018 graduation
Nov 16, 2017
Last day to change grade method
Nov 17, 2017
Last day for domestic students to apply for Spring 2018 admission
Nov 22, 2017
Student Fall Break Day (no classes/offices open)
Nov 23-26, 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 4-7, 2017
Final Examinations
Dec 8, 2017
Fall 2017 Commencement
Jan 8, 2017
Spring 2018 Term Begins

Note: Withdrawal deadlines are set at 80% of the way through each listed course. Withdraw dates are posted online in course information per section. Withdrawals are noted on the transcript with a W.

Note: The University calendar is subject to modification or interruption due to occurrences such as fire, flood, labor disputes, service interruption, natural disaster, civil disorder, war, and changes in Minnesota State Board or WSU Policy. In the event of such occurrences, the University will attempt to accommodate its students. It does not, however, guarantee that courses of instruction, extracurricular activities or other University programs or events will be completed or rescheduled. Refunds will be made to eligible students in accordance with our governing board's policy.